I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the rooms are. They're very clean, roomy, and modern. The staff were all friendly and attentive, too. Agua Caliente is a great weekend getaway spot for our family of 3 since it has a bit of everything for each one of us to enjoy. I get to enjoy the nice rooms (I'm very particular about where I stay). My daughter gets to enjoy the swimming pool and the children's museum that's a couple of miles away. And my husband gets to gamble. There are several dining options onsite as well. The buffet is pretty good. It's not as fancy as some of the Vegas buffets, but it suits our needs and isn’t too pricey ($25 on weekends).
Another positive is the swimming pool. Although it's a pretty standard pool (i.e., no slides, lazy river) it doesn't get so crowded that you can barely move. During our stay in August we went to a nearby hotel to visit some friends and their swimming pool was a zoo. I was so glad to be able to return to the more serene surroundings at Agua.
They have pool parties on Friday nights from 8pm – 1am. (Not sure if this is just during the summer time.) We stayed on the 10th floor overlooking the pool and it was pretty loud. The front desk person did tell us about the party and the possible noise. We didn’t mind the noise since we go to be pretty late, so it wasn’t an issue for us. If you’re a light sleeper and go to bed early, then I highly recommend avoiding rooms on the pool side on Friday nights.
We can't wait to go back.